I was tooling around Northrend working on Loremaster when I came across this busty wench in the out-of-the-way pirate cove found in Howling Fjord. You know, the one where you pay her a gold to over-liquor the good pirate so you can rifle his pockets? I’d done the quest before, but this time, I was so captivated that I lost track of the level of dear Jack Adam’s lucidity level and had to pay up again. What stopped me was the arresting model of Olga, the Scalawag Wench.
She doesn’t have that vixen face, but neither is she the haggy, angry face that I have yet to see used by a single human female. I need that model! She looks older, maybe a bit careworn, but still arresting and interesting. Imagine her with grey hair. She wouldn’t have a punky feel that the current models have, but might actually look like a battle-tried veteran, perhaps recently turned to the light (yes, all I can think is paladin.) I love that she has a waist bigger than a handspan, and the tan lines are just awesome. I could role-play this character… if I ever role-played.
This is surely an area where Blizzard falls by the way-side compared to other MMO’s. Character customization, whether it be “choice” in talents or in our very skins, is severely limited. Perhaps I’m an odd-ball, and there’s no interest in normative characters in gaming–perhaps we all want be built like Barbie dolls, albeit with a bit of muscle. However, I can’t imagine that I’m the only one who has set in front of the computer screen wondering how I’m going to make THIS draenei unique, and not just another beautifully glossy face with some interesting horns.
Would you play a “beefier” model if it was available? What about customization: hair width, eyes, all that stuff that makes a face–would you like more control, or are you happy with the current set-up of pre-done faces?